MIAMI – A man alleges he was terminated after taking an approved leave to care for a family member.
Thyus Ronda filed a complaint on March 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against The Sherwin-Williams Co., alleging that the employer violated the Family and Medical Leave Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he has suffered and will continue to suffer financial damages due to lost wages and benefits. The plaintiff holds The Sherwin-Williams Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly did not allow him to return to work and terminated him in July 2015 after he took a leave of absence, with the approval of his manager, when his mother had a heart surgery.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for back pay, front pay, and benefits; damages for mental anguish, personal suffering and loss of enjoyment of life; reasonable attorney's fees; and any additional relief that the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Anthony M. Georges-Pierre of Remer & Georges-Pierre PLLC in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-60638